As some of you might know from the warlight grapevine i work as a professional computer programmer.
What you might not know is that i also run a music label called Enough Records and am somewhat of a digital artist myself.http://enoughrecords.scene.orghttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjxyPjW-DeNVxSC0UC_DLIhNjjPIg6vKg
You might have noticed i also sometimes host livestreams (of warlight and other things).
A few weeks ago i had an epiphany that had been building up for a few years now. I re-concluded that i fucking hate working for end clients and that i would be much better off not working for them ever again in my life. They always have their mind set on asking for outdated things that make no sense, they don't listen when you explain what is possible and what isn't, they always doubt your realistic budgets, demand unrealistic delivery times and expect the greatest thing ever, you end up spending allnighters stressing your mind away to meet their fucked up expectations and then spend double that time trying to get them to come through with the agreed payment. I always hated the bullshit market side of things and the annoying cluelessness of most people. It was stressful like hell and i felt like i was always explaining obvious things to stupid people, only to be allowed to work on an uninteresting project that was being directed the wrong way. Not having any real impact on the world. Not making me feel accomplished. So i finally gave up and swore never to work on someone else's project unless it's completely under my terms and aligned with what i want to be doing for myself as an engineer, artist or content creator. This is not something that is compatible with working for a small-sized services based company, so i talked with my bosses and downgraded my time schedule to 4 hours a week, just to do simple consultancy and emergency project management / firefighter coding work.
Which leads me to why i'm creating this post: Now that i'm free from the corporate shackels of life I decided to spend the next 2 years doing fulltime the things i love doing which i was already doing part-time and try to make a living out of them. If i can't make it work in 2 years i'll reconsider working for the man.
The only issue is that all the things i enjoy doing have always been done and shared for free online. And i want to keep them that way because i strongly believe that that's what life and culture is about, sharing things openly with others.
So i started putting together a schedule to do more regular livestreams and general content for a monetized youtube and now i set up a patreon page with some rewards.
So if you consider yourself a fan of mine of some sort, this is most probably the best timing you will possibly ever have to demonstrate it, by supporting me on patreon on this launch phase. The public launch is the most critical phase of patreon, it determines entirely if it will ever pick up "to the general public" or not. So every dollar counts, even if it's just for one month. I could also really use your regular feedback on this adventure of mine to figure out what i should be focusing more or less on.
Rest assured that regardless if you decide to contribute or not i will still - for the foreseable future that i enjoy playing warlight - keep on hosting the occasional WGL, maintain the warlight code repository group on github, upkeep the public events listing and participate actively on the forums as i have been.
You can find more info on my patreon page:https://www.patreon.com/psenough
Edited 5/30/2017 21:23:27